Resources

Guides, reports, and more to help you elevate the status of DSPs

The National Alliance For Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has compiled a number of resources to assist direct support professionals, people receiving services, family members, human service organizations, state/national associations, and more. These include guides, reports, toolkits, and more that cover a variety of topics related to the direct support professional workforce.

Code of Ethics

The NADSP Code of Ethics is intended to serve as a straightforward and relevant guide for DSPs as they resolve the ethical dilemmas they face every day.

Competency Areas

The NADSP Competency Areas offer DSPs the opportunity to address challenges, work on issues identified by the person they support, or assist someone in pursuing a goal.

Nurse applies bandaid to woman after she receives her COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Campaign

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is conducting a comprehensive campaign across the country to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among direct support professionals (DSPs).

News: NADSP and New York State Announce Bonuses for Incumbent Direct Support Professionals and Frontline Supervisors

News: NADSP and New York State Announce Bonuses for Incumbent Direct Support Professionals and Frontline Supervisors

Earlier this year, we announced that the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) had entered into a three-year contract ...
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Time for Gratitude

Time for Gratitude

The Thanksgiving holiday tends to be a time for reflection, connection, and especially appreciation. It’s no different for all of ...
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Virtual Training: Are direct support professionals prepared for the HCBS Settings Rule?

Virtual Training: Are direct support professionals prepared for the HCBS Settings Rule?

In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Department of Health and Human Services issued the ...
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Save the Date!  NADSP Annual Conference Returns September 2023

Save the Date! NADSP Annual Conference Returns September 2023

It’s official! The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals' Annual Conference is back in person in 2023. For the first ...
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Let's Talk: Bridging Behavioural Skills Training and Compassionate Care

Let’s Talk: Bridging Behavioural Skills Training and Compassionate Care

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) provide some of the most important services and supports to our society. As DSPs, you support ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Steven Valentine

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Steven Valentine

Congratulations to Steven Valetine has been selected as the November 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are recognizing ...
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News: NADSP Selects 17 Organizations for New York Credentialing Pilot

News: NADSP Selects 17 Organizations for New York Credentialing Pilot

This summer, we announced that the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) had entered into a three-year contract with the ...
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Receive 15 Months of NADSP Membership For The Price of 12 Months

Receive 15 Months of NADSP Membership For The Price of 12 Months

The mission of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is to elevate the status of direct support professionals ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Racheal Ismail

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Racheal Ismail

Congratulations to Racheal Ismail who has been selected as the October 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
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Let's Talk: Without Direct Support Professionals in My Life, I Don’t Have a Life

Let’s Talk: Without Direct Support Professionals in My Life, I Don’t Have a Life

This month, we are revisiting the August issue of The International Journal for Direct Support Professionals, "Without Direct Support Professionals ...
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National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week It’s Time for Frank Discussion

National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week It’s Time for Frank Discussion

As another National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week begins, we watch with deep appreciation all the creative ways supervisors, administrative ...
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NADSP Virtual Event: A Retrospective of Providing Direct Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

NADSP Virtual Event: A Retrospective of Providing Direct Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Join Jerry Smith from the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration, Self Advocate BJ Stasio and John Raffaele from ...
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